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State Park on the Yellowstone River

Difficult AccessibilityDifficult Accessibility

 
 

 
Open: Jan 1 - Dec 31
Size: 210 acres
Elevation: 2343 ft
Nearest Town: Miles City

IMPORTANT NOTICE:
Posted

Leash required.
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Isolated and shaded by cottonwood trees, this Yellowstone River island offers visitors an excellent spot to view wildlife and to hunt for moss agates. Because this rich riparian area contains abundant water and plant life, it provides the perfect habitat for a variety of wildlife. The site is a haven for waterfowl, bald eagles, fox squirrels, and whitetail and mule deer. Captain William Clark and his men, Sacagawea and baby Pomp, are believed to have camped on Pirogue Island on their return trip east to St. Louis on July 29, 1806. Interpretive signs in the park discuss the Lewis and Clark Corps of Discovery and more history of this island. The island can be accessed by floating or, during low water, by foot through a small channel.

Pirogue Island State Park is located on the Yellowstone River 180 miles from the mouthRoche Jaune is the next access site upstream from Pirogue Island. 

Directions
Directions

1 mile north of Miles City on Montana 59, then 2 miles east on Kinsey Road, then 2 miles south on county road.
(Lat 46.44, Lng -105.823)

Contact Information
Contact Information

If you have questions or comments please send mail to: Pirogue Island, FWP Region 7 Office, P.O. Box 1630 Miles City, MT  59301  or call (406) 234-0926 .

Restrictions & Closures
Restrictions & Closures
Pet Restriction
Leash required.
Vehicle Length
Trailer/RV not recommended.
Activities
Activities
  • Difficult Accessibility
    Fishing
  • Easy Accessibility
    Picnicking
  • Easy Accessibility
    Bicycling
  • Snowshoeing
  • Hiking - 2.4 miles of hiking trails
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Boating - non-motorized - Boats can be hand launched during the high water season.
Miscellaneous
Miscellaneous
  • Information Kiosk/Map
Picnic Site
Picnic Site
  • Fire Ring
  • Grill (Ring)
  • Picnic Table
Sanitation/Water
Sanitation/Water
  • Pack in/Pack out
  • Toilet (Vault)
Trail
Trail
  • Bike Trail
  • Hiking Trail - 2.4 miles
  • Horseback Riding Trail
  • Interpretive Trail
Wildlife Viewing
Wildlife Viewing

These locations represent physical occurrences (visually confirmed) within the boundaries of the site. Many more species may be present in the area which are not listed because we do not have a visually confirmed record. If you would like to report a species sighting, a form is available.

Abundance Codes
Common Abundance = Common   Uncommon Abundance = Uncommon   Rare Abundance = Rare  
Incidental Occurrence = Incidental   Historic Occurrence = Historic Occurrence   Abundance Unknown = Unknown Abundance